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James Douglas Iii Gordon, American law educator, educator. Bar: California, 1980, Utah, 1981. Recipient award for excellence in teaching, Brigham Young University Student Alumni Association, 1993.


Gordon, James Douglas Iii was born on February 9, 1954 in Redding, California, United States. Son of James Douglas, Junior and Jean Ellen (Breckon) Gordon.


Bachelor Political Science, Brigham Young University, 1977. Juris Doctor, University California, Berkeley, 1980.


Law clerk, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit), Salt Lake City, 1980-1981;associate, Rooker, Larsen, Kimball & Parr, Salt Lake City, 1981-1984;visiting associate professor, Brigham Young U. Law School, 1984-1986;associate professor, Brigham Young U. Law School, 1986-1989;professor, Brigham Young U. Law School, since 1989;associate academic vice president, Brigham Young U., since 1996. Member Faculty Council on Rank and Status, Brigham Young U., 1994-1995. Co-chairman Brigham Young U. Faculty Advisory Council, 1993-1994.

Vice-chairman Brigham Young U. Committee on Competence and Academy Freedom, 1992-1993. Member Utah State Bar Committee on New Lawyer Continuing Legal Education, 1989-1991.


  • Bar: California, 1980, Utah, 1981.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Law School: A Survivor's Guide, 1994. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Every person is the beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, God the Father and a Heavenly Mother, with a divine nature and destiny. The Heavenly Mother is like the Heavenly Father in glory, perfection, compassion, wisdom, and holiness.


Married Nadine Rae Spillman, August 18, 1976. Children: Emily, Katherine, Alisa, John, Jeffrey, Christy, Robert, Brianne, Kenric.

James Douglas Gordon

Jean Ellen (Breckon) Gordon

Nadine Rae Spillman

Emily Gordon

Katherine Gordon

Alisa Gordon

John Gordon

Jeffrey Gordon

Christy Gordon

Robert Gordon

Brianne Gordon

Kenric Gordon